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Specsavers

Breakroom Rating
based on 73 job reviews
5.7/10
  • UK
  • Opticians
specsavers.co.uk

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  • 6.0/10

    Retail Director

    • Manages people
    • £29,400 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress

    Best thing

    My team

    Worst thing

    My work partner

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    May 2020
  • 4.3/10

    Optical assistant

    • £18,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Unsafe workplace
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    March 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Optical supervision

    • Manages people
    • £8.41 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    March 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Contact lens manager

    • £8.54 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Meeting people. Left to do my job on my own with no one breathing down my neck

    Worst thing

    Change, too much work and no support

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    March 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Optical assistant

    • £6.50 per hour
    • 18–20 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Bad for students

    Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    The pay

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    February 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £29,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 45–54 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    They look after me

    Worst thing

    Low pay

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    February 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Optical assistant

    • £10,500 per year, working a 24 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Recommends their team
    3. No paid breaks
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    February 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Supervisor

    • £17,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 34–44 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Treated with respect
    3. No paid breaks
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    January 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Prescriber

    • £10,500 per year, working a 24 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Minimum sick pay
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    December 2019
  • 7.4/10

    Optical assistant

    • £8.23 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Hard to change shifts

    Best thing

    Customers

    Worst thing

    Favoritism

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    November 2019
  • 7.2/10

    Optical assistant

    • £7.75 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Not enough training
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    October 2019
  • 4.5/10

    Lab technician

    • £8.00 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Not enough training
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    October 2019
  • 8.1/10

    Optical assistant

    • Manages people
    • £16,300 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 18–20 years old
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Easy to change shifts
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Busy

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    October 2019
  • 9.1/10

    Audiologist

    • £32,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Paid accurately
    3. Treated with respect
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    October 2019
  • 7.3/10

    Student dispensing optician

    • £19,800 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 21–24 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Enough training
    3. Minimum sick pay

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    How busy it is

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    October 2019
  • 5.0/10

    Optical assistant

    • £18,500 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Not enough training
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    October 2019
  • 2.8/10

    Dispensing optician manager

    • Manages people
    • £25,000 per year, working a 45 hour week
    • 34–44 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. No paid breaks
    2. Stressed
    3. Not enough training
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    October 2019
  • 5.9/10

    Lab tech

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. No paid breaks
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    October 2019
  • 2.5/10

    Senior dispenser

    • £23,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 55–64 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Minimum sick pay
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Meeting different people

    Worst thing

    24 hours notice of weeks rota

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    October 2019
  • 4.6/10

    Audiologist

    • £30,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25–34 years old

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid accurately
    2. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
    3. No paid breaks
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    October 2019